Most campgrounds, RV parks and resorts across the Lone Star State are booked solid for July 4th weekend. But there’s a handful of parks that still have vacancy, according to Brian Schaeffer, executive director and CEO of the Texas Association of Campground Owners (TACO) in a written announcement Monday (June 30).
Several parks have notified TACO that they still have vacancy over the July 4 weekend. These include:
• Hill Country Cottage and RV Resort in New Braunfels: This park has RV sites as well as 83 vacation rentals, including 18 park model cottages that were just installed this spring. The park also has a new heated outdoor swimming pool, a recreation lodge and a kid zone. The lodge includes a shuffleboard table, two pool tables, couches and three flat screen TVs. “Our new lodge is really a hangout place,” said park manager Bryan Kastleman. “People can come and relax and play pool. We get a lot of reunion business. It’s a good place for people to gather, have meals and meetings.” Other amenities include a jumping pillow, a jump pad and a gaga pit.
• Pecan Park Campground in San Marcos: This 116-site park is gearing up to expand by another 30 sites. Amenities include a 9-hole Frisbee disc golf course, an indoor heated pool and hot tub, a kiddie pool, a children’s play scape. The park is located along the San Marcos River. Canoes, kayaks and tubes are available for rent. July 4th weekend activities include a “watermelon scramble at the pool” on July 4th, a scavenger hunt and movie on July 5th and homemade breakfast tacos on July 6th.
• Bentsen Palm Village RV Resort and Retama Village at Bentsen Palm in Mission: Spaces are available over July 4th weekend at this resort, which is seeing a positive upswing in reservations over the summer. The park is located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley and next door to both Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park with the World Birding Center and the National Butterfly Center, which makes it the premier destination for bird and butterfly enthusiasts. Amenities include a swimming pool, a new pickle ball court, 15 miles of hiking and biking trails, and even excursions on the Rio Grande.
• Texas Lakeside Resort in Port Lavaca: This park has a private stocked fishing lake, a fitness center, a 4,000-square-foot clubhouse and an outdoor pavilion and swimming pool. “Our holiday business is much better than last year,” said park owner Doug Jensen. “We do have a few sites available for the 4th. We will be grilling for our guests and there will be a huge fireworks show on the beachfront.”